Apple fires Campus 2 primary contractor, Swedish firm Skanska

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Date: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, 13:50
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There’s just no pleasing some people.

Apple has fired Skanska, its Swedish contractor, which has been working on its “spaceship” Campus 2 project.

Skanska issued a statement saying that it had reached an impasse in negotiations with an unidentified customer over changes in the scope of work, and that it had been terminated from the project. It said the lost work would cost it roughly US$800 million.

A Cupertino city official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the joint venture partnership of DPR/Skanska had been replaced on Apple’s high-profile project.

Rudolph & Sletten and Holder Construction have taken over construction of the main spaceship-shaped building, according to the source.

Neither Apple of Skanska could be immediately reached for comment and the Silicon Valley Business Journal initially reported the lead builders would leave amid an impasse.

The Campus 2 project calls for 2.8 million square feet of office space and other amenities, such as a theater and fitness center, in October 2013. Most of the 175-acre construction site is on the former Hewlett-Packard campus near I-280.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via Re/code and Silicon Valley Business Journal

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2 Responses to “Apple fires Campus 2 primary contractor, Swedish firm Skanska”

  1. This is big. Steve used to fire companies from projects all the time. It took three rebuilds before the Apple Stor…

  2. I think it’s time everyone stopped describing Apple’s new campus HQ building as “spaceship-shaped” or the “spaceship”. We live in an age of real spaceships and they look nothing like the new Apple building, I find it hard to think of a fictional/Hollywood spaceship that much resembles it either. Even the laughable UFOs from the Fifties were rarely described as having giant holes in the middle! Yes it looks futuristic, but it ain’t no spaceship, that’s just lazy writing.

    Start describing the new Apple HQ as it really is – circular, ring-shaped (cue the LotR jokes) or perhaps simply “a futuristic donut-shaped building”…